About words of eternal life

[last updated 21 September 2011]


Welcome to Words of Eternal Life

A place to pause, reflect upon God, and be refreshed.

The theme of this blog is finding satisfaction in the all-sufficiency of Jesus Christ — living out real faith in the real world. With a Kiwi flavour!

Here you will find reflections on living in the simplicity of faith; Christian thinking; thanksgiving; spiritual practices; and posts discussing particular Bible passages. Almost every post on the blog refers back to the Bible, the words of God providing an anchor to the truth.

Another major theme is praying for the Shan people of Burma. A largely unevangelized people who are suffering under the Burmese military regime.

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Why ‘Words of Eternal Life’?

I’m only an authority on one thing — my own life. So while you may question why it is worth reading what I write, there is One who should be listened to above all others and I try to take what I am an authority on and constantly examine it in the light of Him. The results of this are posted here.

A fisherman who lived two thousand years ago ate with, walked beside and listened to that One, Jesus Christ. One day after Jesus had been teaching some really hard things a whole load of his followers deserted, so Jesus asked his closest disciples if they too wanted to leave. That fisherman, Peter, replied; “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).

I too believe that Jesus has the words of eternal life, and so I constantly come back to Jesus in all I write about. See also my first blog post, which is on this topic. For some backstory on how the blog began see: Inspired by Aisling.

Post frequency

I take this blog seriously, but it is only a small part of my life and I have no intention of allowing it to take a disproportionate chunk of me away from other commitments. I also see no point in writing unless there is something worth saying. My goal is to post at least twice a week, occasionally more. I like to leave a day at least between each post so that my thoughts can ‘mature’ before being inflicted upon the world.

Opinions & Comments

While I try to exalt Christ on this blog, the opinions and ideas expressed here are my own unless specifically attributed to someone else. Even if I do quote someone else, please do not infer that what I say in relation to that quote is representative of what that other person would say or teach. If I comment about my work, past or present, the comments and opinions are solely my own and do not represent my employer. The same goes for my church.

The comments on this blog are the responsibility of the commenters and do not necessarily represent my views or beliefs. I reserve the right to edit, withhold or remove any comments due to spam, profanity or personal attacks against another person. When commenting please remember you are responding to a real person so keep it civil and considered.

I use a spam filter and delete most of what gets caught by it, if you leave a comment with lots of links and it disappears, that’s probably what happened to it.

Bible Quotations

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.